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Military Guard at Camp Butler
in the American Civil War
|Military Guard at Camp Butler. — Upon a call of the
president in May, 1862, for a military guard over the prisoners of war
confined at Camp Butler, Gov. Yates called into the service three
companies of the Bloomington Cadets, who were duly mustered into the U.
S. service for that purpose. The companies were officered as follows:
Co. A. Capt., George W. Lackey; First Lieut., John W. Morris; Second
Lieut., John R. Larrimore. Co. B. Capt., James P. Moore; First Lieut.,
Harvey C. DeMotte; Second Lieut., Timothy Owen. Co. C. Capt., Samuel P.
Shannon; First Lieut., James O. Donald; Second Lieut., Owen T. Reaves.
The companies remained in the service of the Federal government until
June 10, 1862, when they were relieved and mustered out.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3